Colombo continues to be a hot-spot with 480 new infections

The Colombo District continues to be a coronavirus hot-spot with 480 new infections being reported.

Officials said that 843 new infections were reported around the country, over the 24-hour period ending at 6am today.

Of the 843 new infections the highest number of people detected with the coronavirus was from the Colombo District.

A total of 480 individuals tested positive for the coronavirus during this period while 86 people tested positive in the Gampaha District and 72 in the Kalutara District.

Another 203 people tested positive in other parts of the country while two Sri Lankans who arrived from overseas were also infected.

According to the National Operations Centre for the Prevention of COVID-19 (NOCPC) a large number of infected individuals were detected from Narahenpita, Mount Lavinia, Wellampitiya, Slave Island, Wellawatte, and Cinnamon Gardens from the Colombo District.

From the Gampaha District, the highest number of infected persons have been reported from the Biyagama and Negombo areas.

From the other affected districts, 72 infected individuals were reported from the Kalutara District, 35 from Kandy, six from Kegalle, 16 from Ampara, 40 from Galle, four from Kurunegala, 17 from Matara, and two each from Mannar, Anuradhapura, Hambantota, Nuwara Eliya, Jaffna and Kilinochchi.

Meanwhile, four infected persons have been detected in the Monaragala district, six from Vavuniya, five from Matale, 12 from Ratnapura, 14 from Puttalam, nine from Badulla, eight from Polonnaruwa, 13 from Trincomalee, and one each from Batticaloa and Mullaitivu Districts.

The NOCPC further said 30 infected persons have been reported from Beruwala in the Kalutara District, while eleven infected individuals were reported from Kadugannawa in Kandy.

The highest number of infected persons in the Ampara district were reported from Samanthurai, where 12 infected individuals were detected.

Twenty -two infected persons have been reported from Galle, and thirteen coronavirus infected individuals were reported from Trincomalee. (Colombo Gazette)

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